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Route 91 roundabout opening delayed; Glenwood Avenue to remain closed

by Gina Mace | Reporter Published: October 5, 2016 12:00 AM
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Twinsburg -- It could be another 15 days before the roundabout at state Route 91 and Glenwood Avenue, part of a $4.4 million Ohio Department of Transportation project, opens to traffic.

That means Glenwood Avenue will remain closed, with Joshua T. Miktarian Memorial Parkway as a detour, until the new roundabout opens to four-way traffic.

Ohio Department of Transportation spokesperson Justin Chesnic said rainfall canceled the expected Sept. 19 opening.

"We had a pretty aggressive schedule," Chesnic said. "There is just so much work they said there was no way they could get it done [by then.]"

The roundabout could have been opened while the finishing touches are being done, but there were concerns for workers' safety.

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If the rain holds off, paving should be done by Oct. 10, Chesnic said.

"Once it's paved we're virtually done up there," he said.

Once the roundabout -- and Glenwood Avenue -- is open, construction will move south, with paving from Post Road to Glenwood Avenue. That will mean some lane restrictions, he said.

"We should be done probably sometime in mid-November," Chesnic said.

Meanwhile, Councilor Gary Sorace wants those residents opposed to another roundabout planned for Route 91 and Meadowood Boulevard to know they are not being ignored.

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In July, several residents asked Twinsburg City Council to cancel construction of a second roundabout, putting more than $4.4 million in pledged grant money in jeopardy.

After that meeting, Council agreed to survey residents once the roundabout at Route 91 and Glenwood was open and in use.

"At the last meeting, we were asked if we were going to ignore the promise to take another look at the second roundabout," Sorace said during the Sept. 27 Twinsburg Council meeting.

"Once the roundabout is open, I plan to proceed with a survey," he said.

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